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Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Funnies

Several blogger friends, Christer (The Cottage by the Crane Lake), Elaine (Artic View) and Mona (Montanagirl) have posted photos of sandhill and other cranes around their areas.

Recently we spotted some different types – flightless cranes

These were spotted on our road trip to Portsmouth, VA this week.

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There were many varieties along the route . . .

cranes0817 (2)Especially in the Portsmouth naval shipyard . . .cranes0817 (10)cranes0817 (7)

13 comments:

Sandra said...

even the ordinary becomes art with a camera.

Country Gal said...

Great photos ! Papa's company has big cranes like that ! Have a wonderful day !

Lois Evensen said...

What a really cool post!

Montanagirl said...

I think your Cranes are just slightly larger than the ones I posted! Very cool.

Daisy said...

Neat pictures!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Those cranes are very, very rare around here :-) :-) Great photographs!

Have a great day!
Christer.

L. D. Burgus said...

I really like seeing these cranes. I can remember when they were wimpy short things and the engineers have really design some tall strong ones. Great shots.

Cicero Sings said...

In Vancouver, a city of high rises, one often sees that species of crane. We even see a couple up in my neck of the woods - used in making log homes.

Ginnie said...

They always look like pre-historic creatures to me. Great pictures.

grammie g said...

HI Beatrice.. Great wing shots of those Cranes for a big bird they sure lift up real good!! ; } lol!!

Elaine said...

Quite impressive cranes, and I love how you've captured them in their native habitat! Thanks for the chuckle!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra, it's so true and your blog shows us all just how ordinary can be extraordinary.

Thanks ELaine (Country Girl), Lois and Daisy.

Mona, these cranes were bigger but less colorful than your post.

Christer, wonder what a good name would be for these cranes?

Larry, I like the angles too.

Eileen (Cicero), these cranes are a rarity here and so we have to take a road trip to the BIG city to view them in their "natural" habitat.

Thanks, Ginnie, Grace and Elaine.

Country Mouse Studio said...

Some of those are sure big, great sense of humor though :O)

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